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matches up with the forensics, he said it makes sense there was no bruises on trayvon martin's hands even though he delivered that kind of -- you know, beatdown to george zimmerman, the reason why? well, he was dead. once your blood stops flowing, you stop bruising. another good point, the defense believes trayvon martin was only alive for about three minutes after he was shot. why does that matter? because this expert was saying that he believed that within 15 seconds trayvon martin would have had the ability to speak and possibly move his hands. you'll see in some of the evidence photos that trayvon martin was found face down and his hands looked to be under his chest, where as george zimmerman says after he shot trayvon martin, he got out from underneath him and spread his hands out so he could see he wasn't going to get up and attack him again. another big thing that we need to talk about is the fact that court just got out. the jury's been out for more than six hours and the state and the defense have been going at it about things the defense would like to present in court tomorrow b
. right now, a major ruling in the george zimmerman trial. will the jury hear that trayvon martin had marijuana in his system when he was shot? >> the toxicology evidence comes in, it is relevant evidence and not under any theory of admissibility of care evidence. under 90.404. >> again, it's not just that there is a substance present. there has to be an affect. it can't be some effect or there may be an effect. there needs to be concrete testimony of the exact level and what impact it would have on this person, trayvon martin. >> i had deny the motion in limine and allow the testimony. if there is objection during the course of the testimony, i'll rule on the objection at that time. >> wofl fox reporter holly bristol in the courtroom. she joins us with the latest. can you sort of give us a rundown of what happened today? >> the long and the short. the judge decided the defense will be allowed to have their medical examiner talk about the thc levels or the marijuana in trayvon martin's system. before the trial took place, the state fought very hard to prevent these from even being bro
in the murder trial of george zimmerman in central florida. his testimony suggests that trayvon martin, the young man who zimmerman admits he killed, may have been on top of zimmerman when he pulled the trigger. and nationally renowned gunshot wound expert testified for the defense today. dr. vincent dimaio has 40 years of experience as a forensic pathologist, charges $400 an hour. on the stand today the doctor said forensic evidence shows how the barrel of the gun came into direct contact with trayvon martin's clothing about it was two to four inches away from his skin or body. in other words, trayvon martin was likely leaning over george zimmerman with gravity pulling his hoodie towards the ground. >> if you lean over somebody, you will notice that the clothing tends to fall away from the chest. if instead you're lying on your back and somebody shoots you, the clothing is going to be intense your chest. >> the defense expert says this does not appear to be a straight-on shot. that contradicts the prosecution's case. the doctor appears to support zimmerman's claims that he was engaged
that it was george zimmerman doing the screaming, and not trayvon martin. the one screaming for -- in the key 9-1-1 call before trayvon martin was killed. the lead detective testified that trayvon martin's own father, at the time, was not so sure. listen. >> i don't know why. >> does he look -- >> i can't see him. i don't want to go out there. i don't know what's going on. >> some of zimmerman's friend were in tears after they heard the call, they testified, but they all gave the same answer. >> yes, definitely georgie. >> and how is it that you know that? >> i just -- i hear it. i hear him screaming. >> i thought it was george. >> tell me why you think that. >> just the tone. >> i wish to god i did not have that ability to understand that. >> during cross-examination, some of the very witnesses acknowledged they had never before heard the teenager, trayvon martin, screaming or yelling. today was the first -- was the defense's first full day of questioning. the rested -- me prosecution rested on friday. the analysts say this may be one of the most important pieces of evidence. because it could
zimmerman trial in florida. today's testimony for the defense, on this 911 call the might trayvon martin was killed. >> i don't know why i think they are yelling help but i don't know. just send someone quick please. >> does he look hurt to you? >> i can't see them. i don't want to go out there. i don't know what is going on. >> they need to come now. >> trayvon's mother and brother testified it was his voice. trayvon's mother took the stand and said it was her son. friends of zimmerman agreed. >> there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that is george zimmerman and i wish to god i did not have that ability to understand that. >> do you know whose voice that is in the background screaming? >> yes. definitely. georgie. >> how is it that you know that? >> i just hear -- i hear it. i hear him screaming. >> and also today the lead detective in the case said trayvon's father told him two days after the shooting that those screams weren't his son's. but trayvon's father refuted that. >> what did you ask him? >> i believe my words were, is that your son's voice in the background -- i think i sai
saw her nod her head. usually she's more reactive to trayvon martin's family, especially when those 911 calls were played. >> mark fuhrman, your reaction to today's testimony and yesterday's testimony from trayvon's father who said, originally he didn't think it was trayvon's voice. >> well, i think yesterday's testimony with tracy martin put the notion away that it was a slam dunk it was trayvon martin's voice by his family's account. seven other witnesses for the defense say it's george zimmerman, and they articulate in different ways. i think that issue was put to bed. today, dr. de mayo is the state of the art last word in forensic pathology when it comes to homicide. if you don't have two of his four books on your desk, you don't know what you're doing. you refer to them all the time, he's a consummate professional when he testifies, he's simple and to the point and what he said today is spot on exactly the way the position he would have to be to create the wound as it appears. >> you know, it's interesting, when he talked about that zimmerman would be stunned many he spoke in
helps to make the case that george zimmerman acted in self defense when he shot trayvon martin. and we'll she you that argument just a head. dozen was people missing after a train accident looks like a massive bomb blast. we'll show you what went wrong there. hey linda! what are you guys doing? having some fiber! with new phillips' fiber good gummies. they're fruity delicious! just two gummies have 4 grams of fiber! to help support gularity! i want some... [ woman ] hop on over! [ marge ] fiber the fun way, from phillips'. >> as americans across the nation celebrated four the've july. these 13 men are military veterans hoping to achieve more independence after returning from war with catastrophic injuries. they are trying to help those men get in so- called smart homes without relying on others. they feature cab nes that lower with a push of a button and ipad control that change room temperature and lower the blinds. earlier this week megyn kelliy talked to the vets about the difficulty they faced doing every day task. >> you try to go back home after injury? >> we all deplay to protec
ruled today that the jury can hear evidence about trayvon martin having marijuana in his system when he was killed. and the trial could come to an end where the week is over, according to reports, defense attorney mark o'mara wants to rest by wednesday or thursday, meanwhile, the major focus of the defense today was the 911 tape from the night of the shooting. close friends and former coworkers of zimmerman testimonied it was zimmerman's voice on that tape. watch. >> you know whose voice that is in the background screaming? >> yes, definitely. it's georgie. >> have you an opinion on whose voice that is? >> i thought it was george. >> why do you think that? >> just the tone, just the volume and the tone of what i was hearing, it was something that -- because i talked to him as much on the phone or had, before this incident, as i did in person. so hearing his voice over a recording is something that your tone is a little different and sounds a little different over the phone, it sounded like george. >> you could hear the noise or the yelling in the background? >> yes. >> could you identif
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. they involve a key 911 call from the night of the shooting. testimony from the father of trayvon martin himself, and a very big ruling from the judge about what the jury can hear. let's start with the 911 call. it's the one that a neighbor made in the moments before george zimmerman shot trayvon martin during a confrontation last year. today, we heard defense witnesses say again and again that a voice in the background screaming for help belongs to zimmerman, not the teenager. >> 911. coulddo you need police, fire r medical? [screams] >> maybe both. i'm not sure. there is just someone screaming outside. >> do you know whose voice that is in the background screaming? >> yes. definitely. it's georgey. >> my immediate reaction was that's gorge's voice. >> there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that is george zimmerman. >> shepard: the former lead investigator on this case testified trayvon martin's father acknowledged that was not his son screaming. in the very early moments after it happened. and, however, today in court, the father denied he ever said it. >> i didn't tell them no, that wasn't t
underway after bombshell testimony from trayvon martin's dad tracy. despite two police officers testifying that he initially said that voice was trayvon martin now he says that wasn't true. >> i didn't tell them it wasn't trayvon. i kind of pushed away from the table, the chair had wheels, i shook my head and said "i can't tell. " but i never said no, that wasn't my son's voice. after listening to the tape for maybe 20 times, i knew that it was trayvon's voice. i didn't direct that toward any family members. matter of fact i think the family member started leaving the room it was too much for them. they couldn't take it. i just decided to sit there and listen to it. gregg: phil keating is live outside the courthouse in sanford, florida. a critical hearing has been underway already this morning. tell us about that. this is potentially enormous for whoever wins the argument against them. the hearing has been going on since 8:30 this morning with the attorneys battling it out. the defense wants the jury to see a computer animation showing the fatal confrontation. but the prosecutors say it's
expert is now backing up george zimmerman's claims about what happened when he shot trayvon martin. the witness is a forensic pathologist. and he says he can tell a lot just by looking at the teenager's chest wound and the gunpowder residue. >> the wound itself, by the gap, by the powder tattooing, in the face of the contact of the clothing indicates that this is consistent with mr. zimmerman's account that he -- that mr. martin was over him, leaning forward at the time he was shot. >> shepard: a long day of testimony for that witness. he was clear cut. the defense team argues that george zimmerman shot trayvon martin in self-defense. prosecutors, of course, call it murder. and they point out that expert can't actually determine who started the fight. >> you can't testify as to who threw the first punch. >> that's correct, sir. >> in fact, you can't really testify whether there was a first punch thrown. >> that's correct, sir. >> shepard: by the way that doctor has 40 years of experience and says he charges about 400 bucks an hour for his testimony. he has also testified for defens
took the stand, he said a number of things like oh, trayvon martin might have been alive for anywhere from one to ten minutes, vincent de mayo said it was more like one to three minutes and he also said that the injuries that zimmerman received were consistent with him being on the bottom and trayvon martin being on top. >> very, very, extremely compelling witness, i got to say, forensic pathologists, where were the forensic witnesses for the state's case? they just never hoed showed up. this was a very good witness, i don't know if i agree with you that it was good for both. from the way the police treated the ed vidence to testifying th the nose was broken, all the way down to it had to be dislocated. the guy knows what he's talking about. where were these type of witnesses for the prosecution? >> they had the medical examiner, but as we discovered on this show, he was really discredited, there was a tremendous problem with his testimony, the people who were, you know, trying to find something. >> the point is you score another one for the defense. when the defense rests, i got to s
that trayvon martin was pummeling his head into the sidewalk. this expert has been paid more than $2,000 to testify and cannot say who instigated the altercation. >> you can't say whether it was trayvon tmartin defending himsef or george zimmerman protecting himself. >> i'm not having a jury sitting back here for 45 minutes doing nothing. >> this morning the judge postponed a critical hearing on animation that the defense wants the jury to see. the animation is based on crime scene data, a 911 and one partial eyewitness account. and that animation hearing is still under way upstairs behind me. judge nelson yet to rule on whether the defense can present this animation depicting trayvon martin's final moments in life for the jury to see. the technology is similar to the kind that makes the blue people human like in "avatar." the state says it's totally inaccurate. >> bill keating live in sanford, florida. >>> just how many americans are getting help putting food on the table. the numbers will amaze you. later on "the grapevine." and our new fox media analyst on how the media is coverin
prosecutors rested their case last friday. their goal? to convince jurors that zimmerman killed trayvon martin in self-defense. we've already heard from some of zimmerman's family but we still don't know whether george zimmerman himself will take the stand. joining me now, jennifer bonjean a criminal defense attorney. dr. michael baden a forensic pathologist and fox news contributor, and susan constantine, a jury consultant. welcome to each of you. jennifer, to you first, just having, you know, kept your nose into this case, and having heard what the prosecution presented, do they have enough to get a second-degree murder conviction in your view? >> i think that they may fall a little short. i think that there's enough contradictory evidence that the defense can do wonders with that in closing argument. at the same time, i do think that in self-defense cases it is really important for the defendant to take the stand and to explain his state of mind because otherwise, the parties are simply arguing inferences from the evidence and, it may not be enough to convince this jury where that he didn't
as a potentially crucial decision in the outcome of this trial. we'll look at how trayvon martin's history of pot use came in to play in the courtroom and what it may mean. and imagine to wake up on the operating room table that you are dead and doctors are talking about harvesting your organs. trace investigating how that happen in a major new york hospital. we'll tell you about that one. and intriguing now question surrounding the case of the state department whistle-blower. there was a group of burglars in the offices of her lawyer who so manied to be very interested in stealing information more so than the stuff laying around the office. we'll be right back. >> they came around here. two people got in the law firm multiple time. >> bunched a hole here. here is the law partner. >> a hole in the wall and came through here. >> we are talking breaking developments in a story about a state department whistle-blower who was harassed since she first complained of a cover up of sex scandals in the state department. look at surveillance video. this shoes a group of burglars breaking in the law firm th
untold in america because the national media refuses to cover it. meantime the george zimmerman trayvon martin trial is saturated with media coverage. the reason is race. the light skinned hispanic accused of murdering a black teenager. believe me, the 11 people shot dead in chicago over the weekend will not get a smidgen of coverage because it's likely that blacks killed blacks. fact of life in america, that there are some stories that will not be told because of race. new rasmussen poll illuminates that. when asked which racial group was most racist, 37% of americans say blacks. 15% say whites. 18% hispanics. even among african-americans themselves blacks come out as the top racist group, 31% of black henderson say their own race heads the list. while 24% consider whites the most racist group now the media wants to it part of any of that i guarantee you the poll will not be widely discussed. the only thing the american press will embrace is the specter of oppression. that is the if a white american kills a black american or any other minority, then the story gets cord. that's wrong. a
altercation as well as trayvon martin's text messages. >> thank you very much. appreciate it, anna. >> for the first time survivors of the boston bombing will come face to face with the man charged with vicious acts of terror. dzhokhar tsarnaev will make his first appearance in front of the judge. he has several counts ranging murder to mass destruction. >> i want to know why. it doesn't make snins to me whatsoever. he hurt innocent people. i don't know how he can live in our country and just feel that way. >> tsarnaev is accused of killing three and wounding more than 200 others. 17 of the charges carry a penalty of life in prison or the death penalty. the courthouse is expected to be packed of course for the 19-year-old's appearance. >>> more incredible stories of survival. two flight attendants were sucked out of the back of the plane as it skidded to a stop. they were then found alive on the runway amid the plane's debris. also we are learning not only was it the flying pilot's first time landing that plane at sfo. the pilot in charge was also new to his role. >> he reported th
which ended its case friday resting in the afternoon after trayvon martin's mother testified the voice screaming on the 911 tape was her son. the defense began friday evening with its case doing the same thing. putting zimmerman's family on the stand to tiddify that scream as george zimmerman's, not martin's. we are beginning week number 3 of this trial with an attorney bench conference. zimmerman's sister as well as trayvon martin's mortar and father. out in the hallway we know a detective with the sanford police departments out there. she is likely to be the first witness called monday morning. she is the first officer with sanford, p.d. to interview zimmerman after the shooting that night back in february of 2012. a little emotional george zimmerman was friday evening as his uncle testified the scream was his nephew and his mother just as certain. >> do you know whose voice that was streaming in the background. >> yes, sir. >> whose voice was that? >> my son george. >> russert of that? >> because he's my son. >> over 9 days of testimony prosecutors called under 40 witnesses. the def
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